Most Employees Wouldn't Recommend Their Employer To Others

most employees wouldn't recommend employerThe recent economic downturn has not only aggravated the nation's unemployment rate, it's also severely damaged relations between employers and employees, a new study finds.

More than three quarters of departing employees say that they wouldn't recommend their employer to others, the lowest number in at least five years, according to exit interviews compiled by the Corporate Executive Board, a research and consulting firm based in Arlington, Va.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the findings Monday.

As recently as 2008, as the recession was gaining traction, just 42 percent of employees said that they wouldn't recommend their employer.

This year's data was based on exit interviews from more than 4,300 employees from 80 companies, most with more than $2 billion in annual revenue, the Journal said.

The findings suggest that, as companies have downsized, the remaining employees have had to pick up the slack and work harder. That has left many of them feeling negative about their previous employers, says Brian Kropp, a CEB managing director.

"Companies were blunt and rough and tumble with their workforce," Kropp told the newspaper. "They created a sense that 'the company doesn't care about me.' "

The diminished measure in employee satisfaction could hamper many companies' ability to recruit new talent, especially for in-demand career fields such as technology and the energy sector.

Further, the Journal article noted, the data suggest that employers have fewer former employees whom they can tap when seeking new recruits.


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Steve

I was very fortunate and blessed to have as my last boss a very good one, I might say.

We, as a Nation, need to return to our Founding Fathers' Roots, which is; "In God We Trust."

August 10 2011 at 5:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
braunsys

The worst employers are local government, unless you don't mind constantly being bullied, stabbed in the back and hypocracy...otherwise, have a nice day!

August 10 2011 at 5:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
earlsgirl

That's why I'm pursuing to work for myself. I'm sick and tired of working my tail off to make a boss look good and for them to make them money and all I get is slave raise. Getting fired from my last job was the greatest thing that has ever happended to me. I thank God that he got me out of JP Morgan Chase and I would not refer them to my worst enemy to work there. Today's workforce is so corrupt that it's not even funny. I rather be my own boss and not work for a company to be micromanaged and degrated.

August 10 2011 at 1:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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chapython

That is probably one of the best things to do. In the real world, many people think employers owe them: Vacations, sick days, holidays all paid, retirement, also medical benefits. These are all benefits or perks for working there. All a company owes any employee is a safe work place, benefits legislated by Federal and State governments and payment at the rate agreed upon prior to the work being performed.

August 10 2011 at 2:40 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
trikincraka1

There is no more loyalty in america. That is just the way it is. Quit crying beaches and get back to fn work.

August 10 2011 at 12:16 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
allensthomas

In the 1950's and 60's employees were considered an asset, in the 70's and 80's employees were considered a number and in the 2000's employees are considered a liability.

August 09 2011 at 11:56 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Ramona

There is fault on both sides... employers make decisions that impact people's lives without thinking it through, and fail to realize the lasting repercussions on the rest of the workforce. Employees, on the other hand, can become greedy, corrupted and all too willing to bite the hand that feeds them, never a smart thing to do in the long run regardless of whether someone needs their current job or not/

August 09 2011 at 11:19 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
dodie1990

No surprise here. Most employers hate their employees and wish to pay them as little as they can with no benefits. They also will treat their employees poorly and hope they leave soon before they accrue any time form vacation or anything else. They will do anything to prevent the employees to organize for their own protection. Most employees know their employer resents them and hate their job.

August 09 2011 at 10:06 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
hman570

I got kicked out of my job because I had a heart attack? That was not the reason that I was let go as they tell it but they replaced me with 4 jerks that they paid very little to and the company has been on the slid ever since!! I am now retired and live like the rest of America today, don't have it hard, but surely am not sitting on easy street!! I like when I see companies get rid of hard working people and get fool to replace them? Happy Day may come again!!!!

August 09 2011 at 8:59 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
LOLA COPA CABANA

I was dejobbed at 54 years of age.....it was the happiest day of my life....The guy that let me go lost his job three months later (could not hold his job without me)..."HOW SWEET IT IS" ! ! !

August 09 2011 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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trikincraka1

^5!

August 10 2011 at 12:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Let's go Riding

Companies don't care about employees and the gop, their lap dogs, are doing their best to destroy the countries economy so you'll have to put up with it.

August 09 2011 at 8:34 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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